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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Does a finalized divorce void the communal property law in Louisiana?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 17, 2024

No. Once the community property is terminated, income and debt you earn/obtain is solely yours moving forward but the already existing community property is still that. If your community property is terminated, then the community property between spouses remain just that, except that you are now... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Questions about alimony in Illinois and what options I may be able to pursue?

1) Per my divorce decree, my ex wife and I are to present W2's each year. This was never done, however I experienced a decrease in income since the maintenance was set 6 years ago. If it were determined that I overpaid during any year, is that reimbursable in court? If I underpaid during... View More

Joerika Stitt
Joerika Stitt
answered on Jul 13, 2024

Hello,

Thank you for your questions about spousal support (maintenance) in Illinois. Here's some information that may help address your concerns:

1. Reimbursement for Overpayment of Maintenance

Yes, under Illinois law, if you overpaid maintenance due to a decrease in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Hello I have low income and my spouse had been verbal and mentally and financially abusing me I what can I do ?
Joerika Stitt
Joerika Stitt
answered on Jul 13, 2024

Hello,

I'm sorry to hear about the verbal, mental, and financial abuse you've experienced. It's important to remember that domestic violence (DV) isn't limited to physical harm. The behaviors you describe are forms of DV, and it's not your fault.

You are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Filing for divorce after living in another country for over a year.

Wanted to file for divorce. Originally a California Resident, but lived in Mexico for over a year. She is in a mental health facility, and had taken the children and CPS had to remove the children from her. She tried to get me arrested with false accusations. I want to get divorced as soon as... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 12, 2024

You will need to meet the residency requirements in order to file for divorce (i.e. six months.) False accusations, CPS involvement and mental health issues don't change that requirement. There may be options depending on all the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Real Estate Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: We have both agreed to divorcing. Only tie to each other, other than marriage, is our mortgage that we are both on.

My husband wants to keep the house and I do not want to be on the loan anymore. He can pay the payments and bills with support of roommates but is asking that I give him a year and a half to refinance. Do I have to hold off on the divorce if I agree to wait because his credit is not where it needs... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 12, 2024

You can get divorced and include in your divorce decree a provision that he has a set period of time to refinance or the house will be sold. At the time of refinance or sale, you can specify how much you are to receive. You will want to include an owelty lien and have him sign a deed of trust to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Will my soon to be ex-husband be responsible for my house loan if not on the note or deed but mortgage?

We are in process of divorce, I close on a house before it is finalized. He is required to sign mortgage but not note or deed. Will he have any rights to my home?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 11, 2024

It depends on the language of the contractual documents but it is not uncommon for a mortgage company to require a spouse to sign off on giving up his rights in favor of the mortgagor even when title and the loan are solely in the other spouse's name. In that particular situation, the spouse... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Will my soon to be ex-husband be responsible for my house loan if not on the note or deed but mortgage?

We are in process of divorce, I close on a house before it is finalized. He is required to sign mortgage but not note or deed. Will he have any rights to my home?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 11, 2024

Mr. Frick is substantially correct, although in Florida what he calls "widow's rights" is referred to as "homestead". The mortgagee can foreclose (as is normally provided in the mortgage), but the person who asked this question would have to be named as a defendant in the foreclosure action.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: In a divorce are you entitled to only half the amount paid in on the mortgage ?? Or is appreciation or value now

Or current value when sold

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 11, 2024

In a divorce, neither spouse is automatically entitled to any part of money paid in on a mortgage.

With respect to real property acquired by a spouse during the marriage, the property will likely be determined to be the community property of the spouses and will be subject to a "just...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: I will be filing for divorce in a couple of weeks. When should we separate our finances?

Our separation date on form is March 2024

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 8, 2024

Unfortunately, it is impossible to provide you any guidance. You have determine your separation date was in March and you will be filing for divorce next week. That's not much to go on. You both have an obligation to protect your property and disclose its whereabouts until everything is final.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Am I able to sue my c.l.husband, his dad, his friends for stealing , trashing and ruining my belongings while I was out

Of town? Then to keep me from filing criminal charges for what they had done my c.l. husband had sent me pictures of a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT with the 6.2 supercharged engine in it and told me that it was mine all mine he hoped I loved it. He has refused to give me the title for it all... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 8, 2024

You can file a divorce proceeding against your husband and include these claims in your divorce proceeding. You should contact an experienced attorney who practices in the area of family law or divorce in or near the county where you and your husband live.

You don't mention exactly...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am still on the mortgage that my X lives in after 15 years being divorced. This has caused me alot of emotional stres

Hard getting into a place when i show obligation to mortgage in a house i dont live.

I've lived with my kids, my sister etc. Is he in contempt of court ? can i sue him ? What can I do

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 6, 2024

I have no doubt it is stressful. That is why I and other attorneys try to ensure everything is final (or easily finalized) when the judgment is signed. Did you have an attorney 15 years ago?

Obviously, you can try to convince him to take you off the mortgage yourself. You could hire an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What happens if I can't continue to pay my ex wifes car note that was agreed in the divorce decree?

I agreed to pay 36 months of car notes for my ex wife in our divorce decree. Now I'm falling on hard times and struggling to pay it. If I don't pay, other than the vehicle being taken away, what happens to me?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 5, 2024

If you are unable to pay the car loan, your ex-wife can pay it and then file a lawsuit for indemnity against you for whatever she is required to pay on the car note. If your ex-wife fails to pay the car note and the lender repossesses and sells it, your ex-wife can sue you for whatever amount the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: If I already own a house and get married then divorced some time later. Is she able to fight me for the house?

That’s it

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 5, 2024

It depends on the facts and circumstances existing at the time of your divorce. During a divorce, all property you and your spouse own is part of the marital estate and is presumed to be community property until you prove by clear and convincing evidence that such property is your separate... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: I need a lawyer for custody/divorce. Legal aid has refused to help. Can't afford private. Can the court appoint?

I am self-representing because I can't get a lawyer and it is not a criminal matter so not entitled to one. Can I submit a motion requesting the court to appoint me a lawyer since he is pushing this to trial? What steps do I need to take to create/submit a motion? Dakota County MN for court... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jul 4, 2024

In most civil cases, you do not have the right to a court-appointed attorney. This includes dissolution (divorce), custody/parenting time, and child support cases. In these cases you have the option to hire a private attorney. Some organizations use a sliding scale to charge for legal services... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it possible to keep co-owning a house while applying for marriage dissolution in Ohio? Thanks!

Me and my husband are filling for marriage dissolution, and we agreed on everything and want to keep the house in both names, as it is, and use the property as a rental home. While filling for it, there's no option to "co-own" the property, but I read in some articles online that... View More

Samuel Patry
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Samuel Patry
answered on Jul 3, 2024

Generally speaking, the purpose of terminating your marriage is to disentangle you and your spouse from one another, including mutual obligations related to the ownership of a home. Additionally, continuing to co-own a home after the termination of your marriage (even if through a dissolution) can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Appeals / Appellate Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What can I do if the judge in my divorce denied all my pro se motions stating only they were meritless/mute?

I filed 3 motions including a motion to compel a motion to extend discovery and a motion for a citation of contempt. The order denying them only said that the pro se motions were either mute or meritless with no explanation

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jul 3, 2024

As an attorney, I have never received a response like that from the Court. Therefore, it is possible there was an error or error(s) with your motions. And since I have never received that response, and have not seen your paperwork, I can't tell you why your motions were denied, nor can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: I'm a guy. I called on my wife a couple of times. How do I get a copy of the report.

We are going through a divorce now. She is trying to say that I was the aggressor. The deputies even took pictures. When she bite me now the sheriff's office says there is no record of it.

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jul 3, 2024

If you called the police there is typically a police report, whether charges were pressed or not. If there is no report for some odd reason, unfortunately, you will not have any proof to submit in Court. I would urge you to hire an attorney to represent you in this divorce so they can gather the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: What is rule 65 in divorce?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jul 3, 2024

Rule 65 typically refers to a federal rule of civil procedure related to injunctions and restraining orders. However, in the context of divorce in California, there isn't a specific "Rule 65" that's commonly referenced.

In California divorce proceedings, there are some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Extension of divorce proceeding from infliction of severe emotional distress/gross adultery to get prof. validation/supp

Family member, people from church and sexual contact with acquaintances, employer, ad infinitum

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jul 2, 2024

I understand you're asking about extending divorce proceedings related to emotional distress and adultery in California. This is a sensitive situation, so I'll provide some general information:

In California, divorce proceedings can potentially be extended if there are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: How do I keep the house if my ex files for bankruptcy?

I am divorced but I can't get my ex to finish the ED. It's been 4 years already and there's always a "reason" for it to be continued when we go to court for it.

He hasn't lived here in 5 years. I pay all the bills, live here with the kids and he is not... View More

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answered on Jul 2, 2024

This is a complex situation involving divorce, equitable distribution (ED), and bankruptcy law. Here's a general overview of steps you might consider, but please note that you should consult with a local attorney who specializes in both family law and bankruptcy for specific advice:

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